Never been to a Westercon? Wondering if it’s worth it? If you live in the Sacramento area, we invite you to stop by on the afternoon of Thursday July 4 for a public “Sneak Peek” at our convention! The Atrium, Dealers Room and Fan Table areas of the convention will be open to non-members from noon to 5PM.
We’ve signed the Sneaky Tikis to open for the Phenomenauts on Friday night!
The Sneaky Tikis are a young northern California surf band whose influences are Dick Dale, The Ventures, The Pyronauts, Slacktone, and Jon and the Nightriders. They will play a set of instrumental surf music, including songs familiar to many SF fans.
The concert begins at 8PM in the Atrium and is open only to Westercon 66 members.
At 9pm, our headline act The Phenomenauts go on, and you’re not going to want to miss their first ever SF convention appearance!
Later that night (after the live show, about 10:30), DJ Neshamah will be spinning to keep you dancing.
Thanks to Eemeli Aro of FinnCon and the Helsinki WorldCon bid (plus hard work by our Program team members Christine Doyle and Stephen Nelson), the Westercon 66 complete program schedule is now online in an interactive application.
The app is designed to be mobile friendly, and caches the data on your device so it will continue to work after downloading even if you are in an area with poor reception.
John Hertz will be leading a series of three discussions on classic works of science fiction: Moonraker by Ian Fleming on Thursday at 7:00PM, “Vintage Season” by Henry Kuttner and Catherine Moore on Friday at 1:45PM, and To Live Forever by Jack Vance on Saturday at 10:00AM.